Channels is a charity dedicated to enhancing social mobility in the East Midlands via access to higher education and the professions. We deliver a blended schools outreach activities to schools in need, specifically tailored for the unique challenges posed by the region, that raises pupils aspirations and equips them to arrive and thrive in elite universities and competitive professions. Examples of our outreach activities include career panels with professionals across a range of sectors, E-Mentoring, and access to our E-Learning platform for school pupils – The Channels Academy.
We work with leading employers and elite universities to inspire students, opening their eyes to the world of opportunity that exists outside of the East Midlands. We aim to stop pupils limiting themselves to their local university and labour market, instead encouraging them to look further afield and back themselves to go that distance.
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Social Mobility Data Masterclass – why you need to #AskTheQuestion
In our recent Social Mobility Data Masterclass, we explored the importance of collecting data on employee’s socio-economic backgrounds for creating effective diversity and inclusion strategies. You can watch the recording of the Social Mobility Data Masterclass here. We were joined by Andrew Young, Workforce Diversity Lead at the BBC; Cliff Sale, Social Mobility Programme Lead, […]
21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper:
Join us on 21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper: ‘Navigating the labyrinth’ – a comprehensive study on how socio-economic background shapes career #progression within the Civil Service, with key learnings for employers. Sign up to attend here ➡ https://lnkd.in/dUJ46Yr
Led by our Commissioner, Sam Freidman, the report sparks discussion about the unwritten rules to progression. It’s an example of the UK Civil Service taking the lead on #SocialMobility; acknowledging what more needs to be done and showing others how they can follow suit.
At the #LaunchEvent we’ll discuss the findings of the report and what it means for social mobility.
The event will be chaired by Sandra M Wallace, interim Co-Chair, Social Mobility Commission. Joining her on the #panel is:
• Professor Sam Freidman, Social Mobility Commission
• Nik Miller, Bridge Group
• Louise Ashley, Royal Holloway, University of London
• Dr Dave O’Brien, The University of Edinburgh
• Bernadette Kelly, Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom and Social Mobility Champion in the Civil Service
• Alex Thomas, Institute for Government
See you there!
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